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post #16 of 26
[quote="tcturtleshell"]Just forget about the base of the rose & use a lolipop stick. Ntertayneme taught us those at the DOS. They are wonderful!
Use the stick as your base
Then start w/ the one part that goes over the base Then add your 3 petals
Then add 5 petals
Then add 7 petals

Do you just put the popsicle stick with the rose on it down into your cake?? What kind of stick do use? I wonder if you could use a dowel rod the same way? Either way you would have to make sure your customers were aware of them being in the cake.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell


Do you just put the popsicle stick with the rose on it down into your cake?? What kind of stick do use? I wonder if you could use a dowel rod the same way? Either way you would have to make sure your customers were aware of them being in the cake.



Not quite.... You take a scissors and gently pull the rose off the stick and place it on the cake.
post #18 of 26
I'm definitely going to have to try that. Thanks for the tip!
post #19 of 26
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If you are using any dairy in your frosting, you will need to keep it refrigerated anyway.
Another rule of thumb: Icing made with dairy products should only be left at room temp as long as you would normally leave that dairy product out by itself: ie if you use milk instead of water, how long would you leave a glass of milk out before you wouldn't drink it anymore; how long would you leave a stick of butter out before you wouldn't want to eat it anymore.



Salt and sugar actually have preservative properties. Sugar molecules will actually bind to water molecules in the dairy products and inhibit the sort of bacterial growth you Are refering to by leaving milk out. The ratio of sugar to dairy is such that the degree of bacterial growth not to the level you are refering. The cake will probably spoil before the icing.

Jam and jellies are actually a good example of this. Load up the fruit with sugar and the shelf like is dramatically extended.


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post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes

APCakes,
Yes some folks add piping gel, others add corn syrup. A lot of folks make a batch of the all shortening class recipe for their roses and leaves and use the half butter, half shortening recipe for everything else. Many people cannot make roses from the half shortening, half butter recipe.
Hugs Squirrelly



I tried this last night and you're right, the corn syrup does help with those frayed edges. Thank you so much for your help!
post #21 of 26
For the roses on a stick, you don't use a flat popsicle stick. You would use a lollipop stick. IT's round, not flat, so it would work much easier.
post #22 of 26
I still can't decide which way I prefer.

However my wilton teacher gave us a stick to use. It's what they use for mock chicken legs. She gets them at the butchers. They are indeed, perfect for roses!
post #23 of 26
APcakes,

Sorry I haven't had time to get on CC lately. I use the white lollipop sticks that Wilton has. They are thin round ones. I also use a wooden dowel rod. Either works fine. Hope that helps.
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post #24 of 26
As for sticking the dowel rod & rose into the cake, I don't do that. I have the metal tool that you put on your finger. I'M SORRY I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S CALLED. I put it under the rose, then place the rose where I want it on the cake. Then I slowly push the rose off onto the cake w/ a spatula. Or I put the rose on wax paper for later. You can pick it up later w/ that metal tool & add to your cake then.


If anyone knows what that tool is called please tell us. It's driving me crazy not knowing what it's called!!!! All I know it by is a metal finger tool thingy!! LOL!!
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post #25 of 26
Hey turtleshell...that's the best name I could come up with too! : )
post #26 of 26
Hey tc, did I leave mine at your house from the DOS? I haven't been able to find mine.. I have to go buy another one! I'm totally lost without mine .. I've been using a pair of scissors that I keep in the kitchen to lift the roses off the dowel stick.. it works ok, but gosh I miss my rose finger lifter thingy! lol
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